Quick take-TL,DR: the quality of the wood, and the superb workmanship make this a true steal at this price. Buy two, you won’t regret it!
Way longer take, for those familiar with woodworking, cabinet making and joinery: the pictures don’t do this piece justice. I was very skeptical at this price as to what I might get, but their easy return policy encouraged me to give it a shot. Almost unbelievably what this stand looks like is actually what it is: a single board, flame black walnut piece, with perfect right angle joining at the sides so the pattern continues over the edge. No veneer anywhere, this is the real thing. Oh and the feather is perfectly centered. If you know wood working you know how rare this is. If it was mahogany it would be at least $1,000, but pretty as that wood can be Black Walnut is my favorite North American hardwood; most of my office pieces are in it because of its beautiful natural color and grain. But flame crotch wood? In an office piece? Absolutely gorgeous. And proper attention has been paid to the fill pieces to allow for moisture expansion, and to the drawer, which is exceptionally solid and well cut. Indeed fit and finish are superb all through, it’s so beautiful it seems a shame to cover it with a monitor stand. At this low a price (don’t tell understands, it’ll be our secret) you should get two. Seriously, I’m looking at getting a second one for my Mac so this one with the drawer can stand alone in all it’s glory. Well done gentlemen, not only is this piece beautiful, it has a great price to allow almost everyone to experience the true pleasure that comes from enjoying a well made piece of woodwork, artwork from Mother Nature herself. Thank you!